"The storm they are worried about may never happen. Indeed there is a 99.99 per cent chance of it never happening. Article by David Lewis published in the Ham & High 26 January 2012.

  PROTECT  THE  HAMPSTEAD  HEATH   PONDS    

  ARCHIVE PAGES  FROM THE  CAMPAIGN:  2011-2013
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AN ALICE  IN WONDERLAND  MISALLOCATION OF RESOURCES

 DAMMED   STATISTICS

DAM IDEA IS INDEFENSIBLE

"I burst out laughing when I read the headline to Michael Welbank's article ("How bosses ensure that all your views are heard", 10 November). Yes it is true that the City of London likes to carry out consultations. But it is much less happy to take the slightest bit of notice of what those consulted say"
Letter to Ham & High 17 November 2011

HEATH  BOSSES  IGNORE  CRITICS  OVER  DAMS

FLOODING RISK IS EXAGGERATED

"The City continues to distribute exagerated and misleading information about its intentions and the reasons behind them. Lettert to Ham & High 29 December 2011

"The last time someone in this country was killed in a reservoir burst was 1925. In an average year 2,500 people will be killed in road accidents, 1,000 suicides and a similar number of accidental poisonings. Several hundred will die from medical negligence and from assault. And that's every year, not 1 in 10,000 years." 
Article in Ham & High by Simon Briscoe 21 April 2011.

RESERVOIRS OF DOUBT

FAIT  ACCOMPLI

"I am disturbed by the proposals which appear to be taken as a fait accompli, to build new dams around the Heath ponds.  The risk of serious flooding, 1% in 100 years, is extraordinarily low. The risk of damage by constructing these dams, to one of the few remaining relatively natural environments in London, is far greater than this miniscule risk. Letter to Ham & High by Dr Alison Assiter 14 April 2011

 ALARMIST TALK FROM THE CITY

 MINOR WORKS MAJOR IMPACT 

 CHARMING VIEW TO  BE RUINED

BEST TO IGNORE THE DOOM MONGERS

PONDS PLANS CRITICISED

THE STORM WHICH MAY NEVER HAPPEN

BIRD SANCTUARY PROPOSALS WILL ERODE WILDLIFE

The Heath flood prevention scheme reports read like the script of one of those ghastly global warming disaster movies where a tidal wave destroys everything in its path. This was the first time the Ponds issue was publicised and unfortunately three years later the City of London's attitude is unchanged. This amusing but tragic article says it all.
Article in Ham & High by Cllr Jonny Bucknell 3 February 2011

SOCIETY  WILL NOT COMPROMISE

 TOO SOON TO CELEBRATE 

 VESTED INTERESTS  PUSH FOR DAMS 

 NOT A SHRED OF  EVIDENCE TO SUGGEST THAT THE
 1975 FLOODS WERE CAUSED BY HEATH PONDS

ENGINEER PROPOSES ALTERNATIVE MEASURES

CITY REQUEST FAILS 

UGLY OPTIONS

LORD HOFFMAN'S ADDRESS TO THE PUBLIC MEETING

THE CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

 WHAT THEY  DID IN WALES - A SAD STORY
 BUT MAYBE WITH A HAPPY ENDING

 WHAT THE ENVIRONMENT AGENCY BOSS SAYS

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